Being a theoretical astrophysicist, I like to do some
but often have to do or .All those are fun!
I also think about my colleagues' observations, for instance those
by Sally Heap's STIS/HST team.
Yes, it's the disk of Beta Pictoris. Beautiful, isn't it?
I am a university docent and tenured associate prof. at Stockholm Observatory. Until recently, it was located in Saltsjöbaden , a charming suburb of Stockholm, adjacent to the Stockholm archipelago (where I go diving with my brother Andrzej.)
Now the Observatory is north of the city center (the arc-like building at the bottom of this picture, (c) F. Masset), which shows also landmark white dome of Globen and the tower of the city hall with a golden spot on top, in reality three golden crowns (Nobel prizes are awarded there every December 10).
I study the birth and evolution of binary stars and planetary systems, dynamics of astrophysical disks, physics of circumstellar dust, with occasional diversions to binary black holes and AGNs. I lead a group studying Theory of Planetary Systems.
I co-edited the journal Planetary
and Space Science.
An International Evaluation of Swedish Astronomy and Astrophysics (Oct. 2000) summarized the areas of my research program and evaluated it. I am the most cited astronomer currently in Stockholm (1994-2004).
I am also a full prof. w/tenure at the
Toronto, where I'm moving in the Spring 2005.
GG Tau ? (maybe)DQ Tau ? (maybe)
Click on the picture for:
|A couple of links to extrasolar planets|
|Long CV with links, summary of research & Bibliography (also in PDF)|
|Disk+planet interaction: Comparison of hydrocodes (for those actively modeling disks)|
|Migration Type III: a talk at KITP/UCSB 2004 conference on Planet Formation (abstract, streaming audio & video)|
|Extrasolar planets: a review (HTML)|
|Hydra (a parallel mini-supercomputer built in 1999 w/8 nodes)|
|Antares (a parallel mini-supercomputer; 2002: 20 nodes, 2005: 38 nodes)|
|Notes on Beta Pictoris|
|Notes on PPM simulations of planet-disk interaction|
|Note on Accretion onto binary stars (work in progress)|
|Note on planet migration in disks (PPM simulation movies)|
|Note on Technical comparison of 2 Riemann-solver based hydrocodes|
|Undergraduate course on Planetary Systems (2004)|
|Graduate course on Galactic Dynamics (2003)|
|Undergraduate course on Galactic Dynamics (2002)|
|Complex Universe: an intriguing Astro-Mathematical puzzle with largely unexplored implications|
|7-11: A math puzzle|
|Many proofs that all odd integers are prime numbers|
|I'd rather be ...or|
|Other Links [NOT READY]|
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